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Univ.Prof. Dr. José Luis Toca-Herrera

Head: Institute of Biophysik
Muthgasse 11, 1190 Wien
jose.toca-herrera(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-80311

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ORCID: 0000-0001-8951-2616

Curr. Vitae

2016 - Head of Department of Nanobiotechnology (BOKU).
2015 - Visiting professor. AGH - University of Science and Technology (Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science). Krakow, Poland.
2012 - Head of Institute for Biophysics (Department of Nanobiotechnology, BOKU).
2011 - 2015 Deputy Head of Department of Nanobiotechnology (BOKU).
2011 - Teaching coordinator (Department of Nanobiotechnology, BOKU).
2010 - Full Professor of Biophysics. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Austria.
2009 - 2010 Visiting professor. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
2008 - 2010 I3 research professor. Group Leader (Biosurfaces Unit). Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CICBiomaGUNE). San Sebastián, Spain.
2008 - Visiting scientist. University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU). Austria.
2007 - 2008 Group Leader (Biosurfaces Unit). Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CICBiomaGUNE). San Sebastián, Spain.
2007 - 2009 Lecturer. University of the Basque Country. Bilbao, Spain.
2006 - 2006 Visiting professor. Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. Golm, Germany.
2005 - 2006 Director (Bioengineering and Bioelectrochemistry Group). Rovira i Virgili University. Tarragona, Spain.
2005 - Visiting scientist. Max-Planck Institute for Polymer research. Mainz, Germany.
2004 - 2006 Ramón y Cajal research professor. University Rovira i Virgili. Tarragona, Spain.
2002 - 2004 Postdoctoral researcher (Marie Curie Fellow - RTN). BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Vienna, Austria.
2001 - 2002 Postdoctoral research associate (Wellcome Trust Grant). University of Cambridge. England.
2000 - PhD in Physical Chemistry. Potsdam University. Germany.
1999 - 2000 Postdoctoral research assistant. Technical University-Berlin. Germany.
1996 - 1999 PhD student. Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Prof. H. Möhwald). Golm, Germany.
1994 - 1995 Visiting researcher (Comett grant). Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research. Mainz, Germany.
1993 - Licenciado in Physical Sciences. University of Valencia. Spain.

Statistik Austria, science classification

applied physics; biophysics; Condensed matter; physical chemistry; biomechanics; interdisciplinary natural science; biotechnology; Nanotechnology; Biomathematics; Experimental physics; Physical chemistry ; Biophysics; Nanotechnology; Biomechanics;

Expertise

physical Chemistry; colloids and interfaces; scanning probe microscopy; spectroscopy; surface analytical techniques; mechanical properties of biomaterials; soft matter; applied physics;

Awards

2018 Cover picture of the journal Microscopy Research and Techniques (2018, Vol. 81);
2015 Visiting professorship (in the frame of the Marian Smoluchowski Kraków Research Consortium "Matter-Energy–Future"). AGH University of Science and Technology. Krakow. Poland.
2012 First prize for Best Poster at 6th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (Stockholm, Sweden)
2012 Cover picture of the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2012, Vol. 522)
2011 Cover picture of the Biotechnology Journal (2011, Vol. 6)
2010 Best Poster Award of the Erwin Schrödinger Society. BioNanoMed-2010 (Krems, Austria)
2010 Frontispiece cover of the journal Small (2010, Vol. 6)
2008 I3 award for excellence research trajectory (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology)
2008 First prize for Best Poster at 22nd European Colloid and Interface Society conference (Krakow, Poland)
2006 Active researcher. Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain)
2005 Active researcher. Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain)
2005 Research Mobility grant from the Catalan Government (Spain)
2005 Cover picture of the journal Small (2005, Vol. 1)
2004 Ramón y Cajal grant (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology)
2004 Marie Curie Reintegration grant
2002 Marie Curie (RTN) grant
2001 Wellcome Trust grant
1996 Max-Planck-Institut Promotionsstipendium
1994 Comett grant

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2015 - CEEPUS Network "Training and research in environmental chemistry and toxicology" (CIII-SI-0905-03-1617)
field specialist
2014 -2018 Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology (ÖGMBT)
member
2014 - European Research Council (executive agency)
advisor
2013 - DATASEA - Open Research Data
advisory board member
2013 - Doctoral study comission (BOKU)
member
2013 -2017 Work council (BOKU)
member
2012 - International Society on Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
member
2011 - LBT Study commission (BOKU)
member
2011 - Ethics commission
member
2011 - COST Action FA1001 Food structure engineering and healthy functions: experimental approaches
member
2011 - European Physical Society
member
2010 - Austrian Biophysical Society (ÖBG)
member
2009 - European Colloid Interface Society (ECIS)
member
2009 - International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS)
member
2009 -2009 COST Action D33
mandate as expert
2008 -2017 Spanish Biophysical Society (SBE)
member
2007 - Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
member
2007 - American Chemical Society (ACS)
member
2006 -2010 Biophysical Society
member
2005 - Freunde der Kolloid-und Grenzflächenforschung e. V Member
member
2005 -2006 Doctoral Commission. Chemical Engineering Department. Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona)
delegate
2002 -2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
member

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2017 -2017 Microscopy Research and Technique: Scanning Probe Microscopy in Soft Matter and Life Sciences (Editor)
Guest Editor (special issue)
2017 - International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Section Molecular Biophysics
Editorial Board Member
2017 -2017 Gels: Colloid Chemistry (Editor)
Guest Editor (special issue)
2015 - Open Physics: Editor: Biological and Medical Physics
Editorial Board Member
2015 - Open Chemistry: Editor: Surface Chemistry and Colloids
Editorial Board Member
2013 - Microscopy Research and Technique:
Editorial Board Member
2013 - Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology: Review Editor (Nanobiotechnology section)
Others
2009 -2015 Central European Journal of Physics: Field Editor
Editorial Board Member
2009 -2015 Central European Journal of Chemistry: Field Editor
Editorial Board Member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2019 - FEMS Microbiology Letters
2019 - Biochimica Et Biophysica acta-Proteins and Proteomics
2019 - Chemphyschem
2019 - Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
2018 - Nature Communications
2018 - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. General Subjects
2018 - Science Advances
2018 - Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2017 - Environmental Technology & Innovation
2017 - Experimental Cell Research
2017 - Nanomaterials
2016 - NANOSCALE
2016 - Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2016 - Oncotarget
2016 - Biotechnology Journal
2016 - Polymers
2015 - ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
2015 - Journal of Visualized Experiments
2015 - International Journal of Pharmaceutics
2015 - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
2015 - Review of Scientific Instruments
2014 - Frontiers-A Journal of Women Studies
2013 - Advances in Colloid and interface Science
2013 - Analyst
2013 - Biomaterials Science
2013 - Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
2013 - Journal of the Royal Society. Interface
2013 - Sensors and actuators B-Chemical
2013 - PLoS One
2013 - Scientific Reports
2013 - Rsc Advances
2013 - Spinal Cord
2012 - Rheologica Acta
2012 - Advanced Functional Materials
2012 - Nanomedicine
2012 - Micron
2011 - Journal of Surfactants and Detergents
2011 - Molecular Biotechnology
2011 - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: international journal of biochemistry and biophysics
2011 - Biomacromolecules
2011 - Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter
2011 - Carbohydrate Polymers
2011 - Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
2011 - Chemical Communications
2011 - Journal of Vascular Research
2010 - Journal of the American Chemical Society
2010 - Journal of Materials Science
2010 - Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
2010 - Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
2010 - J MATER CHEM
2010 - Lab on A Chip
2010 - Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
2009 - Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics
2009 - Journal of Environmental Management
2009 - Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
2009 - World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
2009 - International Journal of Sports Medicine
2009 - Trends in Biotechnology
2009 - Engineering in Life Sciences
2009 - Analytical Chemistry
2009 - Journal of Physical Chemistry B
2009 - Biotechnology and Bioengineering
2009 - Materials Science
2009 - Langmuir
2009 - International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
2008 - Bioconjugate Chemistry
2008 - Nanotechnology
2008 - Physica Status Solidi a-Applications and Materials Science
2008 - Semiconductor Science and Technology
2008 - Soft Matter
2008 - Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
2006 - Journal of Biomechanics
2006 - European Biophysics Journal With Biophysics Letters
2006 - Biophysical Journal
2006 - Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering aspects

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2017 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Italian Institute of Technology Nanostructures
2007 Externe Berufung: Mitglied: Porto University (Chemical Engineering Department) Tenure track research professor position: “Encapsulation, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies”

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2017 - Human Frontier Science Program - International Organization
2017 - Agencia Nacional de Promocion Cientifica y Tecnologica - Argentina
2016 - FWO Research Foundation Flanders - Belgium
2015 - OEAD - Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science and Research - Austria
2014 - Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) - Hungary
2013 - Czech Science Foundation (GACR) - Czech Republic
2013 - European Research Council (ERC) - European Union
2013 - IKERBASQUE - Basque Foundation for Science - Spain
2012 - Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologica - Chile
2011 - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - Germany
2009 - Agencia Valenciana d’Avaluació i Prospectiva - AVAP (Regional Government of Valencia) - Spain
2008 - Junta de Andalucia (Regional Government of Andalucia) - Spain
2008 - Swiss Science Foundation - Switzerland

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2017 Ökologische und nachhaltige Landwirtschaft (Podiumsdiskussion)
Chair (session)
2016 Migrierende Wissenschaft (Podiumsdiskussion)
organiser
2014 Nanotechnology, we and what it will come
organiser
2014 1st International Workshop on Open Research Data
scientific member of the advisory board
2005 Summer School - Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.
member of the organisation committee
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